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Assad troops accused of new massacre in Syria
Assad troops accused of new massacre in Syria

Syrian troops with tanks and helicopters slaughtered more than 150 people in a central village, rights activists said on Friday, prompting the opposition to call for urgent UN intervention.

Assad troops accused of new massacre in Syria
©REUTERS/Majed Jaber
Pressure on Assad as West plans Syria sanctions

Pressure mounted on Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as Western powers drew up a 10-day sanctions ultimatum.

Pressure on Assad as West plans Syria sanctions
Russia, Assad foe seek common ground in Moscow
Russia, Assad foe seek common ground in Moscow

Russia will host a top opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday hoping to find common ground with one of the most scathing critics of its refusal to turn against the Damascus regime.

Russia, Assad foe seek common ground in Moscow
Yerzhan Kazykhanov. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan supports UN efforts to stop violence in Syria

Astana shares the concerns over the situation in North African and Middle Eastern countries: Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan supports UN efforts to stop violence in Syria
Annan in Syria hoping to save peace plan
Annan in Syria hoping to save peace plan

International envoy Kofi Annan has arrived in Syria after admitting that his peace plan has so far failed to end nearly 16 months of carnage, as scores more die in the violence-wracked country.

Annan in Syria hoping to save peace plan
Russia accuses West of distorting Syria deal
Russia accuses West of distorting Syria deal

Russia accused the West on Tuesday of seeking to distort an agreement for a political transition in Syria, after international peace envoy Kofi Annan said a ceasefire was imperative.

Russia accuses West of distorting Syria deal
Syria opposition meets as UN slams new violations
Syria opposition meets as UN slams new violations

Exiled opposition groups tried to forge a common vision for a transition in Syria as they met Monday in Cairo as the UN rights chief accused both the regime and opposition of "serious" violations.

Syria opposition meets as UN slams new violations
Syrians bemoan failure of world talks on crisis
Syrians bemoan failure of world talks on crisis

The opposition and state media on Sunday both branded an international plan for a transition in strife-torn Syria a failure, as the death toll for a weekend of violence topped 160.

Syrians bemoan failure of world talks on crisis
Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Kazakhstan agreed with Syria on evacuation of 132 Kazakhs

Kazakhstan and Syria have agreed on a plan of evacuation of Kazakhstan citizens in case of unforeseen events.

Kazakhstan agreed with Syria on evacuation of 132 Kazakhs
U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan Kenneth J. Fairfax. Photo by Maksim Popov©
No Arab Spring looms over Kazakhstan: US Ambassador

I don’t see such course of events, I cannot even imagine it, because the situations in these two countries are very different: Fairfax

No Arab Spring looms over Kazakhstan: US Ambassador
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan President: Syria should not repeat the Libyan scenario

Nazarbayev said that the UN mandate was exceeded during the military operation in Libya and this scenario should not repeat itself in Syria.

Kazakhstan President: Syria should not repeat the Libyan scenario
Head of the General Staff of Russian Armed Services general Nikolai Makarov. ©RIA Novosti
Libyan and Syrian conflicts can repeat themselves in Central Asia: Head of Russian General Staff

We have to be prepared for everything. That is why we hold trainings: Makarov.

Libyan and Syrian conflicts can repeat themselves in Central Asia: Head of Russian General Staff